"And in this information age, where we have the ability to do these types of video chats. So, using these platforms will enable you to get rid of some of the homesickness, although you're not physically there, you could be there virtually. And, I feel that the opportunities that you're given, will present themselves on occasion in your life. And being okay to be nervous and anxious and recognize that you will overcome these challenges."
Talking on the phone or video chat can make the feeling of homesickness worse. Try to limit calls home to once a week at a set time. Throughout the week text family to ask quick questions or let them know that you saw something cool.
Understanding what triggers homesickness can help us prepare for the emotions involved and set up coping strategies to deal with it before the emotions overwhelm us.
Check out this site to help understand what might be triggers for homesickness: Homesickness
1. Send a Care Package
2. Limit Phone and Video Calls
3. Visit Them At School Instead Of Making Them Come Home
4. Share Your Own Experiences
5. Don't Tell Them How Much You Miss Them
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